Friday 22nd October 2021

Foods I Dislike. #LifeThisWeek. 14/52. 2018.29.

Foods I Dislike. #LifeThisWeek. 14/52. 2018.29.

I am tempted to say that for now, as it has been for the past nearly 9 months, I dislike all food I cannot eat since my rather drastic cancer surgery in my upper mouth!

I cannot chew.

I cannot crunch.

I cannot bite.

I cannot enjoy foods I miss so much because I literally cannot have them (yet).

These include: salads, most fruit, cooked meat (other than in minced form), bread with crust that I can bite into, bread rolls…shall I stop?

As a certain podcaster (if you aren’t already listening to The Hot Flush then do so now)  and well-know blogger, Mrs Woog along with her friend Mrs Berry, would say:


The food I dislike is a mixture and I think it is a sensory thing.


I can eat scrambled egg on crispy toast with some bacon on the side and some chutney on the egg….but I cannot abide egg in any other form. In fact photos of people on Social Media enjoying their poached eggs on toast at brunch require a quick scroll past for me. My husband has an egg on toast each day and let’s just say I leave him in peace while I swallow my mushed-up weetbix and milk.

I was a good mum and grandmother though because I could make eggs as a meal for the children even making egg salad sandwiches (I didn’t breathe much though).


Bananas are another food where I am incredibly fussy. Ok, by that I mean, when I HAD teeth, and I had a crunchy bread roll I could add some sliced almost green banana on it add some sugar and really enjoy it. But not any other type of banana or banana product.

Yet, good Grandma and Mum I was with little kids, I could mash up a soft banana for them and even feed it to them without any trouble.

I admit now that when “Crunch and Sip” time was in a class I was teaching back when I couldn’t handle the smell of multiple bananas in the room, so I asked those children very nicely, if they could please eat theirs outside. They did. Phew. Cannot look at overripe bananas when people share that they are making banana bread. I know. It is me.


As kids we were duped into eating offal by my depression-reared parents. They LOVED Steak and Kidney Pie. I learned how to take the kidney out! Then they ‘made’ us try Lambs’ Fry. Oh NO. Awful stuff. They loved it too. The bacon with was the only thing I would eat. I have never been given other offal, these were enough for me to know “offal is awful”. No photos.

So I hope that no reader is offended by my photos or my dislikes!

My husband loved both eggs and bananas (not offal) and when I cook with or eat salmon, HE is the one complaining about the odour!

We are all individuals are we not?

Tell me your food dislikes! I bet chocolate does not rate…unless of course it is, for me, fake chocolate called White Chocolate!


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  1. Eww offal! I still remember when I first moved to London, I did two weeks of homestay that had dinner with the family included. One night we had kidney and brussell sprouts. It was all I could do to get it down so as not to appear rude.
    Meanwhile, I love bananas and all kinds of eggs (they by product of growing up on a chicken farm no doubt).
    My least favourite food is fatty meat. I cannot handle the texture of it in my mouth.

    • Such an ‘English’ thing to do. Dad was brought up by an English Mum and I suspect a lot of his food loves are from that too.
      Hear you on fatty meat.

      I think I am a somewhat ‘fussy’ eater even though I eat simply. Not brave. At all.

      Denyse x

  2. Must confess I don’t know what Offal is! I do love eggs and bananas though. When I was younger, I disliked eggplant, cauliflower and olives but I like them all now because I can cook them the way I want. I guess the only food I really dislike from what I’ve tried is oysters. I like most other foods.

    • Interesting about age and food tastes changing! I never enjoyed avocado and mango until well into my adult years. Then I wondered how did I miss these foods?
      As for oysters they are a polarising food. In my family there were devotees and NOT.

      Offal…all those bits such as the brain, the kidneys and the liver as well as the intestines. Shudder.

      Yet for some they are just delish!
      Denyse x

  3. Bananas featured in my post this week too!

    SSG xxx

  4. So with you on white chocolate? Why bother!!??!! (I’m off topic this week – took a week off writing. Will try to get back on it soon…)

    • Life is for getting all the stuff you want to do and enjoy done. I am pleased to have another white chocolate questioning person!!

      Denyse x

  5. Ewwww! I won’t eat certain meats like pork or lamb. There’s plenty I can’t eat these days thanks to my cancer treatments. I am really enjoying Mamee cup noodles at the moment though.

    • Oh that is pretty sad but I understand tastes and sensory experiences change markerdly with some cancer treatments. I like that you have a comfort food like cup of noodles. So important to feel comforted too.

      Denyse x

  6. I love all food except for probably offal Denyse! That is why I have to exercise so much LOL:)

  7. That’s a big no for offal from me too. My husband is Scottish by birth & loves it. Back when we first started dating I even prepared haggis for him. I remain convinced that whisky was invented to get rid of the taste of the stuff. I’m not keen on eggplant & dislike okra – yucky, slimy stuff.

    • You are a foodie as I see from your pics of what you are eating and what you are making.
      Sounds like you went a LONG way to impress your hub to be. My goodness, I would not even know where to start with haggis!!

      Denyse x

  8. Oh yes, offfal and all organ meats are truly disgusting.*shudders* I do like eggs and bananas, though. My brother cannot stand eggs either. Has the same reaction as you. And my eldest son dislikes eggs and bananas too. So you are not alone.

    • Oh Ness, I feel better now!! It’s not just me.

      In my house though I cook a lot with salmon because I can eat it without much or any chewing…hub has to block his nose when I am doing so, AND make a deal of using an air freshener in the dishwasher where my plate and pan go.


      Denyse x

  9. I like eggs occasionally. I’m picky with bananas, like them just ripe and not too ripe or bruised.

    • So picky with bananas is a thing for my husband too. It can be so hard in the supermarket light to know exactly what you are getting.

      They seem to turn yellow from the shop to home.

      Denyse x

  10. I like eggs and bananas but cannot eat broccoli, cauliflower or brussel sprouts. Yuck!

    • Interesting! I can tolerate some broccoli but still not the others and my parents loved both. So Mum cooked them a lot. So, I learned how to push them around the plate!

      Denyse x

  11. I do lovw eggs and banana (yum!) but don’t like aniseed or ginger – they make me gag!

    • How interesting. I cannot say I have tasted aniseed directly but I can take ginger. Not a lot but it is OK. Ironically in your case, it is meant to help with nausea!

      Denyse x

  12. I have pretty broad eating tastes and that includes offal (most of it). Sometimes it is better to not know what you are eating. Like others I have a problem with fatty meat, the texture of it makes me want to throw up (and I did once at boarding school – all over the shoes of a nun who was trying to make me eat fatty rissoles. She didn’t do that again!)

    • Oh my! That showed her! I could not ‘never know’ what I was eating I am afraid.

      Thanks for sharing your story!

      Denyse x